SC/RC Forum provides solutions for small cities and rural communities
Program Manager, National Rural Transit Assistance Program
APWA Washington Office
Do you live in a small or rural community? Do you want an outlet to discuss problems or best practices with other communities your size? Then APWA's Small Cities/Rural Communities Forum is the perfect venue!
|Oscar Taylor, a public works employee in Annapolis, Md., helps local school children get an inside look into a street sweeper.|
In 1998, the APWA staff realized that small and rural communities are faced with the formidable task of maintaining and replacing an aging and often outdated public infrastructure. Many do so with less money hindered by more state and federal regulations. Additionally, new technologies widen the gap between expectations and local capabilities for these smaller populated areas.
That is when the Small Cities/Rural Communities (SCRC) Forum was created to facilitate training/education activities and dialogue that provides opportunities to share solutions to the public works challenges of small cities and rural communities. The effort was led by Andy Haney, the Director of Public Works for the City of Ottawa, Kans., and former APWA staff member Beth Dennison.
Goals of the Forum:
Activities and Roles:
The Small Cities/Rural Communities Forum is an excellent outlet to have your problems heard and find a solution. The conference calls are held the third Thursday of each month at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time.
Anyone can be a part of the SC/RC Forum. As a general rule, "If you think you're rural...you are!"
How do you sign up and get involved? Let APWA know you are interested and would like to participate. There is no separate membership or fees for SC/RC events.
|Public Works in Park City, Utah, clearing a driveway after a large snow.|
For more information call (202) 408-9542 or visit the SC/RC page on the APWA website at www.apwa.net/About/SIG/SCRC/. We are looking forward to your input and participation on June 21, 2007!